MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested a 14-year-old student for threatening classmates at Pompano Beach Middle School.
The teen is in juvenile custody and will have a hearing on Thursday.
According to a report on the arrest, the teen posted on Snapchat that he was adding his name to his “shooting list” and bringing a gun to school.
Classmates said on Wednesday that the 14-year-old was often teased.
CBS4 spoke to the teen’s father and he said he believes the response has been overblown.
“He is a very good, humble boy. Those are stupid things between myself and other people,” he said.
In recent weeks, several South Florida students have been arrested for making threats against their school on social media.
Threatening to kill someone on social media is a second degree felony. If convicted, the poster could face a serious prison sentence.
Broward Police Chief Gregory Tony has started a campaign asking parents to monitor their children’s social media activities and have live conversations about the consequences of making threats. .
He says teens need to realize that a threatening post can affect their future “it can affect college and employment.”
“It’s not a joke,” he added.
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